Two of the Clermont County teams in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Tournament showdown did themselves quite proud. Following a regular season-long slight slumber, the Amelia academic team awakened for the post season conference tournament, and as they have so many times before, the Barons captured the Fort Ancient Valley Conference championship crown. The victory earned Amelia its fourth berth in the regional tournament. This year the tournament will take place April 26 at Cincinnati State. “It has been a roller coaster season,” said Tom Wilson who has been the Blue and White’s coach since the program began seven years ago.
Clermont County dominated the sectional bowling tournaments for both boys and girls. Glen Este’s boys and Milford’s girls earned their respective sectional championship crowns. The Trojans’ Dustin Brinson and Amelia’s Amber Kellerman captured the individual sectional championship honors.
Kyle Krummert, Milford senior 135-pounder, earned the only victory among the three Clermont County wrestlers who qualified for the state championship tournament. The tournament took place last weekend at the Schottenstein Center on the campus of Ohio State University, Columbus.
Clermont County high school varsity boys basketball season is over. All of the teams have been eliminated from their respective sectional tournaments. Batavia and Felicity gained the only victories in tourney action. Batavia beat Bethel-Tate 53 50 in Division II action that took place at Anderson High School.
Eileen Shiinsato was Clermont County’s lone state swimming placer. The Batavia High School junior was ninth in the Division II 100-yard breaststroke in a time of 1-minute, 09.69-seconds. She also placed in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:17.22. This earned her 16th place. This was her second appearance at the state championships that take place at Branin Natatorium, Canton.
Girls high school varsity basketball season is finished in Clermont County. The last of the teams was finally eliminated in sectional tournament action. Batavia (16 wins – 6 losses) was defeated by Taft 58-49 in Division II play that took place at Mason High School. After an 11-both first quarter, the Senators led 25-20 and 39-36 at the other stops.
Clermont County will be represented by the fewest qualifiers for the state wrestling championship in many years. A total of just three made it out of their respective district tournaments. One Clermont County high school wrestler advanced to this weekend’s state championship tournament from the Goshen Division II District Tournament. Andrew Nealan, a New Richmond sophomore, finished fourth in the 160-pound weight class. The first four wrestlers in each weight class advance to compete at the Schottenstein Center on the campus of Ohio State University, Columbus. Competition will take place Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
A total of 39 wrestlers from Clermont County high schools qualified for their respective district wrestling tournaments. Joe Dennis of McNicholas, a resident of Tate Township, brings the complete total to 40. A total of seven of these grapplin’ gladiators earned individual sectional titles – Josh Daniels, Andrew Nealan, and Bryan Martineck of New Richmond; Dustin Davidson of Bethel-Tate; Mark Glizczynski and Aaron Walker of Goshen; and Ryan Slusher of Milford.
For a very brief period of time Clermont County’s varsity girls basketball teams played without gaining one victory. Glen Este played against the toughest competition and Amelia was skimmed in an overtime heartbreaker.
Bethel-Tate, Clermont Northeastern, and Batavia turned in recent good efforts in Clermont County varsity boys basketball competition. Sister schools Amelia and Glen Este and Milford have added victories to their respective records, too.